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Welcome to Howard County Recreation and Park's Fall Warhawks Recreational Field Hockey League! This league plays under the Maryland Youth Field Hockey League and is opened to players of all levels who will be in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades this coming Fall. Those who are interested in playing year round my contact Susan Markovitz, who manages the Warhawks Club Field Hockey program, at samarkovitz@howardcountymd.gov or you may go to www.warhawksfieldhockeyclub.com for details. 


The number of recreational teams will be dependent upon the number of qualified coaches at each grade level, so please consider volunteering your time. The Department will be forming the teams. Considerations will be given to geographical area. However, Warhawks represents all areas of Howard County and players from a certain area may be spread on several different teams. Special requests may be considered, however they are not guaranteed. Warhawks play in the Maryland Youth Field Hockey League (MYFHL) which mandates team must be balanced (excluding the Elite teams). 


Please note:

  1. 3rd thru 8th grade practices are 1-2 @ 1.5hr practices per week during August (field space permitting)
  2. 3rd thru 8th grade practices 1 @ 1.5hr practice per week once school starts, additional practice nights possible. 
  3. 3rd thru 8th grade games typically start the Sunday after Labor Day. The league runs on a 7-8 week game schedule with the MYFHL end-of-season tournament culminating the season. This tournament will be an extra cost for participants. Most of the time you will have 4 games in Howard County and 4 games outside Howard County as far as Harford County and North Carroll County. Games canceled due to inclement weather are attempted to be re-scheduled. 
  4. Refunds will be provided if your child is not able to be placed on a team. Other refunds are considered on a case-to-case basis and according to Howard County Recreation and Parks League Refund Policy. 
  5. Per MYFHL rules, there is no guarantee you will be on the same team with the same coach and players from year to year. This is a rule of the MYFHL league that Howard County Recreation and Park's Warhawks league complies with in order to keep teams balanced.
  6. Depending on what fields are available for practices, there may not be field hockey goals at all practice locations. The focus of practices is to work on skills and small games. Coaches may use cones for goals as this has worked out fine over the years. 


Any 7th or 8th grade player this coming Fall, who is interested in trying out for the Warhawks Elite Team, will need to attend a tryout; this is a very competitive team but within the recreational league under MYFHL. Per MYFHL rules, Elite Team players may also be a playing member of their regular recreational Warhawks team. Games for Elite Teams will take place on Sunday mornings so Elite players will play two games on Sunday. The tryout dates for the Elite Team will be emailed to you when confirmed. There are no additional costs to be a member of the Elite team unless the coach decides to enter the team in other MYFHL sponsored tournaments. 


All registrants, regardless of age, are required to pay the registration fee (includes kilt, jersey, socks for all 3rd thru 8th grade players) or a reduced registration fee if player is using their uniform from the prior season. Fee is due paid in full at the the time of registration. Player's equipment is your responsibility as the Department does not supply equipment for the players except goalie equipment. HCRP will issue department issued goalie equipment to teams in the 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade divisions. The 3rd/4th grade division does not play with goalies. Uniform fittings for those new to the league or those that need new uniforms are generally held in early June. 


Players will be notified of their team placement via a call from their assigned coach in late July. Please direct any questions to Susan Markovitz at samarkovtiz@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-4674.




CLICK HERE to register for the Warhawks Recreational Field Hockey League.




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